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sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. sometimes we can see the universe in a grain of sand, as the old saying goes, but nowadays a graphic chart more vividly reveals the world we live in. take a look at this statistical snapshot of the media ecology that largely determines what you and i see, read, and hear. in 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of media in america. in 1990 the number had dropped to 23. in 1997, 10. and today, six. there you have it -- the fistful of multinational conglomerates that own the majority of media in america. what do we call it when a few firms dominate the market? oligopoly. doesn't quite rhyme with democracy. but today, believe it or not, big media is about to get even bigger, unless the public stands up and says "no!" here's the story. the chairman of the federal communications commission -- the fcc, the agency of government created by congress to protect the public's rightful ownership of the airwaves -- is reportedly asking the other four co
. the nominations are closed. the balloting will proceed for the vice-president of the united states of america. will the vice presidential please ask the amount. electors, please mark your ballot in writing for vice president, and please do not forget to sign your ballot. will the vice presidential teller please collect the ballots from the electors hammon? >> the electoral votes of north carolina have been passed on this, the 17th day of december, 2012, through the republican electors, and the result is as follows. votes cast in the name of paul ryan. >> thank you. with secretary marshall please bring forth the certificates to vote. each elector or will have to sign six copies. i believe we are going to sign one copy, and if at the end the electors will remain seated, we will sign the other five copies. >> the electors having signed a certificate of the vote, at this point i would like to thank the staff of the state capital, the secretary of state's office, and the north carolina republican's staff as well as the north carolina republican party as well as the voters of north carolina for hel
not want to give support. they do not agree with anything he does. whether it helps america or defeats america. they made up their mind whatever obama's as we are against it. if that helps america, it does not matter because we said over eight years ago we did not want him and will not support anything he does. we want the white house back -- in essence what they are doing they are making it better for america. the republicans will never return to the white house because they will never be for all americans. guest: george reminds me of a great line from a groucho marx movie but soup -- whatever it is, i am against it. that is a refrain in the song in the movie by the marx brothers. it is kind of what it seems like with some of the tea party republicans, what ever it is obama comes up with, they are against it. that is not how we move the country forward on any number of issues and certainly not regarding the fiscal cliff negotiations. the president has put forward a plan that includes about $1.20 trillion in tax revenue by increasing the tax rate on people making $400,000 of income are
of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountains majesty ♪ above the fruited plain america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad as one of the most memorable and effective ads of the 2012 campaign. that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent on advertising alone in the presidential race. it's tough to stand out. we're all back, what was interesting here, kevin and stephanie, is both of you picked that ad as the most effective and both of you on the democratic side, and you both picked the most effective ad on the republican side. here it is. >> he tried, you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so, i thought that was interesting. it's almost like you're respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked the america the beautiful. what -- >> i remember when that ad came out, it was previewed on a saturday morning, and we were both on "face the nation," and the first time i saw it, we were on air. i remember while it was playing, i was thinking, that is a very good ad. it's oftentimes we use th
in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org. >> production assistance for "inside washington" was provided by allbritton communications and politico, reporting on the legislative, executive, and political arena. >> we are going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up, and we're not going to get a deal without it. >> this week on "inside washington," let's make a deal. >> we are ready and eager to talk to the president and make sure that the american people are not disadvantaged by what is happening in washington. >>. or. >> an obsession to raise taxes is not going to solve the problem. >> a leading conservative decides to give up his senate seats. >> a lot of my role in the senate has been stopping bad things, but we need to do more than that and tell americans what we are for. >> in syria, a concern about the possible use of weapons of mass destruction if south. >> the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> the chattering classes are already ch
next pressure point. >> this is the united states of america, the greatest country on earth, the world's economic superpower. the idea that we lurch from crisis to crisis and every six months or every nine months that we perhaps and not to pay our bills on stuff we have already bought -- threaten to they are bills on stock of are bought and default andrew and the full faith and credit of the united states of america, that is not how you run a great country. so i put forward a very clear principle. i will not negotiate around the debt ceiling. we are not going play the same game that we saw happen in 2011. which was usually destructive. it hurt our economy, provided more uncertainty to the business community than anything else that happened. i am not alone in this. if you go to wall street, including talking to a whole bunch of folks who spends a lot of money trying to beat me, they will say it would be disastrous for us to use the debt ceiling as something to try to win political points on capitol hill. so we're not going to do that. and which is why i think part of what i h
♪ ♪ for purple mountains' majesty above the fruited plain america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad one of the most memorable and effective ads in the campaign, that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent on television advertising alone. what was interesting here, kevin and stephanie, both of you picked that ad as the most effective. and both of you on the democratic side, you both picked the most effective ad on the republican side. >> he tried. you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so i thought that was interesting. it's almost like you're respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked "america the beautiful." >> i remember when that ad came out. it was previewed on a sunday morning. the first time i saw it was while we were on air. i remember while it's playing, that's a very good ad. i remember, it's often times that we use a candidate's words against him. i never heard them use his singing against them. >> they used it again and again and again. i could not ta
. for amber waves of grain. for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plane. america america. god shed his grace on thee. and crown thy good. >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad as one of the most memorable and effect of the campaign. that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent just in the presidential race. it's tough to stand out. they're all back with me now. what's interesting now, kevin and stephanie, you both picked that ad as the most effective and both of you on the democratic side and you picked the most effective ad on the republican side. here it is. >> he tried. you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so. i thought that was interesting. respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked the america the beautiful. what -- >> i remember when that ad came out. previewed on a sunday morning and stephanie and i are both on "face the nation." first time i saw it on air and while it's playing, i'm thinking that's a very good ad. it's oftentimes to use a candidate's words against him. never used the singing against him. and -- >> b
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to make america stronger. we can rebuild infrastructure. we think those are good investments in america and we think we can afford them. >> let's look at an outline of what republicans said they heard in the meeting. $1.6 trillion in tax increases over the next ten years. $50 billion in stimulus spending right now. $400 billion in unspecified medicare cuts. over the next ten years. and then, permanent authority to increase the debt limit the president wants that authority. they look at that 1.6 trillion in revenue and say it's twice as much you get from raising taxes on the wealthy and much more than democrats would ever accept in the senate. that's why they say this is not serious. >> but let me start with what you said, we're making the threat of default. we propose to take an idea that senator mcconnell proposed in the summer of 2011 and extend that. what that does, it lifts the cloud of default over the economy. the president has increased the debt limit. congress has a chance to express approval of that. it's a very smart way by the senator with impeccable credentials to lift this
morning, america and steve. this is a great time to be an american. i think we are all looking forward to the new year. i am a loyal but nervous. -- i am a little bit nervous. mitch mcconnell is the key. he can take the president over into the presidency and a came a great man. we need to make sure we let mr. mcconnell know that history is there. i know he has a lot of issues. everyone bacchant e-mail, text -- everyone can e-mail and text and let mr. mcconnell n know. the tea party is off the rail. this will make this country take off. i hope mr. mcconnell sees this. everyone out there, the game has been played. host: thank you for the call. harry is joining us from pittsburgh. caller: this whole thing is ridiculous. i started paying social security and 14. i have quite a bit of money in there. i have made my own way. record, the past money they are asking for, that is mostly white people making that money. they should call it what it is. that is still whitey's money. i wish i was as smart as it then people. a lot of people have called then and have not worked hard. everybody wants the
party made the last two years is trying to make obama the issue without sharing with america bold reform ideas that get people inspired to get behind us. >> that is south carolina republican jim demint, who has decided to leave the senate to head the heritage foundation, the conservative think tank. why is evening, mar -- why is he is leaving, mark? >> jim demint is a movement guy. not a legislator like fritz hollings who represents the state for generations. he has been a movement by. you see the movement in primaries that republicans lost where they should of one the general election, whether it was delaware, or supporting marco rubio early against charlie crist. the other unwritten stories that you have two major conservative figures leaving this week. you had big armey leaving freedomworks, a very conservative outfit aligned with the tea party, and getting, get this, and $8 million buyout. jim demint has a net worth -- average of $41,000. he is going to institution that pays its chief executive more than $1 million. armey-demint -- if the congregationalist. they came to do good and t
jarrett in for bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom.". >> i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum the senate gavels in at 11:00 a.m. we'll see if there was some miracle overnight. gregg: i doubt that. yesterday, republican senate leader mitch mcconnell made an emergency call to the vice president joe biden in an evident to jump-start negotiations. heather: if no deal is haed out today, majority leader reid says he will call a vote on a separate white house plan that reflects's original proposal. gregg: chief correspondent mike emanuel kicks off the coverage. mike, where do the things stand in the fiscal cliff talks at this critical late-stage? >> reporter: gregg, there seems to be some hope that conversations between vice president joe biden and senator mitch mcconnell can produce a deal. aides say the two men spoke multiple times last night and will continue working toward a solution. mcconnell called the vice. president bush: after weighing 18 hours from senate majority leader harry reid who seemed to throw in the towel. >> there is still significant difference between two
straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornad
by the american federation of government employees -- proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org. >> production assistance was provided by all but in communications and politico, reporting on the political and legislative arena. >> this week on "inside ," the thrill of victory. >> barack obama has been reelected. >> the agony of defeat. >> this election is over, but our principles in north. >> the year 2012 in review. >> the supreme court has upheld the requirement that every american by health insurance. >> the year of the cliffhanger. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> natural disasters. >> like the apocalypse. >> and human tragedies. >> saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. >> political fumbles. >> 5 seconds before you interrupted me. >> and shoppers. >> the seriousness of having a cia director involved in an extramarital affair cannot be overplayed. >> all right, as we look back, let's begin with the top political story of the year -- the freight -- the reelection of barack obama. as "time" magazine plus a cover story states, barac
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tragedy like newtown. and his choice of vice president biden signals a robust effort to confront america's foremost gun lobbyists. >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. and i would expect that they've been impacted by this as well. and hopefully they'll do some self-reflection. >> indeed. self-reflection is something joe biden's recommended as well. confronted by a particularly zealous gun advocate during the youtube presidential debate in 2011. >> tell me your position on gun control as myself and other americans really want to know if our babies are safe. this is my baby. purchased under the 1994 gun ban. >> i tell you what, if that's his baby. he needs help. i think he just made an admission against self-interest. i don't know that he's mentally qualified to own that gun. >> the vice president went on to deliver an em passioned defense of gun control to keep citizens safe from lethal weapons falling into the wrong hands. scripting the federal assault weapons ban. all of which earned mr. biden his "f" rating from the nra. the nra is prepared to off
seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> one group of americans not taking the looming fiscal cliff sitting down, seniors, turning out in droves in washington with a strong warning to congress. lisa sylvester has details. >> wolf, the aarp is a powerful group in washington, it spent about $7.5 million on lobbying this year. but its real strength may be the grass roots efforts with a large number of senior volunteers, and right now their aim is to keep social security and medicare intact. jean has often traveled to washington from her colorado home. this time, the 70-year-old retiree is here as a volunteer with the aarp. she and other seniors are blanketing capitol hill with a single message, hands off. >> we're very concerned. we don't want medicare, medicaid, and social security to be used as part of deficit reducing bill in such a short period of time. >> the clock is winding down towards the fiscal cliff.
growing up in hawaii that america every america has a place for everyone. may god bless daniel inouye, and may god grant us more souls like his. ♪ ♪ somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly ♪ >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington where we are expecting to see the first major announcement for president obama's second term. his cabinet choices. this hour the official selection of john kerry as the futures face of the state department. former president bill clinton departing that memorial service. the funeral for senator inouye moments ago with president obama taking time to speak with senator kerry after the service. joining me now for our daily fix chris alissa, msnbc managing editor of post politics.com jeffrey goldberg, national correspondent for the atlantic washington bureau chief susan page, and the "new york times" white house correspondent mark lamb berg. let's talk about the pick of john kerry. we knew it was coming. the timing is interesting. they wanted to do this before christmas, but then we thought it was going to be after christmas, even from the kerr
is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals with the mass shooting. the yesterday administration officials met with a father of a teenager killed in the 1999 columbine shooting in colorado. monday the president met with members of his cabinet to gather ideas what might be done in the areas of men
to protect our children across america from mass shootings. jeffrey tweets the gop wants to cut teachers pay and jobs yet wants to arm them in schools? insane. rick says people who want to arm teachers also think teachers are overpaid and incompetent. and david tweets republicans call teachers lazy, incompetent, and a drain on society with their retirement and unions. now they want to arm them? crazy. really. keep your thoughts coming to us on our facebook and twitter page using the #edshow. still to come, "time" magazine names president obama their person of the year and shares some never before seen pictures from the first term in office. stay with us. we're right back. ♪ >> lincoln. >> you never know, this might be the ticket. abraham lincoln had a historic task of bringing a divided nation together. and i hope lincoln can do it again. really? you see, tonight a divided senate will come together for a screening of steven spielberg's film. spielberg a fabulous producer and director. senators and their spouses will be joined by spielberg, actor daniel day lewis, screenwriter tony kushner
're great. you don't believe it? let's make it happen. >> people talk about how america is in certain collapse. any time you go to europe, i love europe. i'm not going to talk about the chocolate makers, but when you go to europe and especially great britain, you don't get the sense of optimism you don't get when you land back here in america. i heard you talk about the force multiplier. you multiply that 300 million times over, what a powerful force. >> i spend a lot of time out in the countryside talking to all kinds of audiences. trade associations and financial organizations and they are all worried about the economy and the unemployment rate. they haven't lost confidence. they are hustling and trying to make a living so that people make a better living for their families. don't count this place out. it will never be out. >> the second rule runs counter to what the reality is in washington right now. get mad and then get over it. you talked about how politics is not a zero sum game. your friend 90% of the time is not your enemy 10% of the time. >> i tell a story about a disagreeme
way to make the united states of america a safer -- >> well, the president's statement gets largely overshadowed by questions about the fiscal cliff, a final question hits home. >> this is not the first issue, the first incident with horrific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> well, here's where i've been, jake, i've been president of the united states dealing with the worst economic crisis since the great depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. i don't think i've been on vacation. and, so, i think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize what we do here in washington. >>> in newtown today, funerals for five of the victims, including principal dawn hochsprung and teacher victoria soto. classes will resume for sandy hook students january 2nd in nearby monroe. >> we're not sure what will happen to sandy hook. at this point, the teachers are telling me and the parents are telling me they don't want to walk back into that building. >>> the benghazi breakdown, the scathing findings of an independent investigation blames the
stability. number three, we have a long-term opportunity around energy. america can become an energy exporter. how do we do that in a way that deals with some of the environmental challenges that we have at the same time? that's going to be a third thing. but the most immediate thing i've got to do, starting on january 1st, if congress doesn't act before the end of the year is make sure that taxes are not going up on middle class families. because it is going to be very hard for the economy to sustain its growth trends if suddenly we have a huge fight taken out of the average american's paycheck. >> new gun regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me a couple weeks ago on this program that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that something fundamental in america has to change. and all of us have to do some soul serving, including me as president, that
it comes to trying to explain what america is all about, i could not tell a better story than the story tim scott. tim is what america is all about. [applause] >> as you can tell, i'm one proud governor. we are one proud state today. i want to thank everybody here. i know you have questions and we can open it up to anyone here on what you have. >> governor with the appointment on the republican effort -- [inaudible] >> the one thing that the republican party needs to understand is the answer to winning elections is never about the messenger. it's never about what the messenger looks like. it is about the message. and that is what needs to be understood by our party is that the message of what we believe in and letting the market work and the fact that we need to be fiscally conservative, and the fact that you can't continue to raise the debt over and over again and think something is going to fix it. the fact that you have to make sure that you're creating pro business environments. it's the reason that this place and this time, you are seeing south carolina be successful because of results
, this is america it's a great country. maria mow lean a thank you, happen here new year. >> reporter: getting ready for one big party out there. definitely. finally the countdown to the new year is the count town to the fiscal cliff from capitol hill to the whoufplts you can see senator harkin there on the floor of the house area, efforts to hammer out a deal before its too late. what is really at stake. sevens are on the floor as you can see talking about the negotiations. we'll go in tk*ebgt. a bombshell report on the benghazi terror attack why a bipartisan investigation spreads the blame saying it reaches all the way to the white house. we are live with that story. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ wh do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. -p. jon: some international headlines we are following at this hour. officials in afghanistan now s
the regular life. phillips'. >> thanks for joining us, everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a major storm system that could throw a wrench into your holiday travel plans. welcome to "america live", everyone. i'm megyn kelly. the first major winter storm of the season in a collision course with the nation's heartland. heavy know falling in the mountains of colorado, expected to move east over next couple days. snow forecast from the rockies to the midwest. in colorado wind gusts of 40 miles an hour will blow snow around creating zero visibility at times before moving on to places like wisconsin where blizzard conditions are expected by tomorrow. up to a foot of snow could fall on northern michigan. and that is not all. the system will also cause headaches we're told in other parts of the nation. who will get what when? meteorologist janice dean standing by live in the fox weather center. jd, what is the story? >> the story is a blizzard and it will affect millions upon millions of people. want to make sure my weather map works. it does. let's move in. i wil
of both parties understand that all across america this is a pressing concern on people's minds. now, the potential agreement that is being talked about would not only make sure the taxes don't go up on middle- class families, it also would extend tax credits for families with children, it would extend our tuition tax credit that has helped millions of families pay for college, it would extend tax credits for clean energy companies that are creating jobs, it would extend unemployment insurance to 2 million americans who are actively looking for jobs out there. i have to say that ever since i took office, throughout the campaign, and over the last couple of months, my preference would have been to solve all these problems in the context of a larger agreement, a bigger deal, a grand bargain or whatever you want to call it, that solves the deficit problems in a balanced and responsible way that does not just deal with taxes but also spending so that we can put all this behind us and focus on growing our economy. with this congress, that was obviously too much to hope for at this time. [
back to the 1930s. decades before they started fracing. >> there are three town in america. you could light it for before gas. it is all over the place and that was a big myth and a big lie that fracking causes your water to go on fire. we are making our frack nation to exemployed the myth get them off of the table. >> gretchen: where can they see it >> it is on mark cuban's access tv channel on january 2ndment great to get it on tv. >> gretchen: what is the flip side of the story that it brought economic wealth to north dakota? anywhere in america where there is fracking is no recession . it is not bad for the environment. >> gretchen: why do you believe it is it not bad. >> brian: there is a million wells fraced and not one proven kiss of polluting water. there is no scientific peer review ever for polluted water anywhere in america. yes, it brings economic benefits. but that is ilrelevant if it hurs the water. they all about me what about the water. i study today for over a friend. >> steve: so many people brought the lie that fire water in gas land was real and caused by fracking.
, given the problems that the united states of america faces today, is not a useful expenditure. of limited public resources. and i know that flies in the face of a lot of states who wish to bring jobs in. but if you bring jobs in by offering all kinds of tax abatements and exemptions, as new jersey did recently. a zero sum game. because your pension fund is so underfunded in nrge there's no way they can meet the obligations. they're constitution al obligated to make. so what's the net accomplishment? i mean, i remember years ago there was a silly program in the carter years called the you dig program where states actually got an appropriation from the congress and used it to bribe a business to move from one state to another. that was reducio ab surdum. >> let's have comment on your views on the tax front. >> our small businesses have asked for equity with the amazons of the world. and so we have been doing some of that. we have been very clear with our taxpayers that we would not ask for tax increases until we had -- at least on two things. one was we did significant personnel
problem is a bigger problem in the inner city, but clearly in the suburbs of america, in the heartland of america, many folks with illegal guns, also sometimes engage in some of these or many of these violent acts. we're having a conversation for those turning their guns in, there is a section of the american people who are desperately clinging to this idea of their right to continue to have guns, even assault weapons. in the connecticut case, the mother watrained her children ad the use of guns. many americans do that. could you talk a little more about the culture of violence in america from your perspective? >> i believe in the second amendment, but as the president said, there is an awfully large gap between having the right to bear arms and then being able to own an assault rifle. i think there are certain kinds of weaponry that civilians simply should not have access to. there are certain kinds of ammunition that civilians should not have access to. i don't know why a civilian would need a hollow point bullet. that is something we ought to be able to regulate severely. i do belie
and cuts from taking effect next week. also joining that party today, america's happy warrior. vice president joe biden will be there. while some appear ready to compromise others are still ducking, dodging, trying to dump the blame elsewhere. >> we all have our ideas and in the senate, you're right. we probably another 40, 50, 60 of saying that we're ready to both raise revenues and control entitlements. when's the missing ingredient? it is presidential leadership. >> i think in the end we'll get a deal. the question is the timing. >> am hopeful there will be a deal that avoids the worst parts of the fiscal cliff, namely taxes going up on middle class people. >> it's pretty apparent that we are not going to do what we've been called to do. this is 112th congress. we have had two years to deal with quote the fiscal cliff. >> let's bring in our man at the white house, peter alexander standing by. pete, we just got word the president it appears is making some sort of smaller offer at this 3:00 meeting. any idea what smaller might mean? >> reporter: it's a good question, craig. actuall
-game press conference to talk about something much more important than the game. mass murder in america. >> the fiscal cliff talks, are they stolen again? >> i hope the president will get serious soon. >> i have met them at least half way. >> john boehner's so-called plan b. >> what is the strategy for plan b? >> make sense of what just happened. >> they're thinking about voting for, raising taxes. >> except for household income above a million. >> but they will reject spending cuts. >> the president will have a decision to make. >> that defies logic. >> this is baffling. >> grover norquist has given his blessing, that defies logic. >> people across america thought we were behaving like adults. >> stay classy, gop. >> if this does nothing, it will give us perspective. >> it is announcing a task force on guns. >> violence that we cannot accept as routine. >> president obama puts joe biden in charge of a task force. >> we know what we have to do. >> this is not a washington commission. >> he supports reinstating a ban on assault weapons. >> weapons of war do not belong on our streets. >>
stands ready at america's biggest block party. >> 54 checkpoints into the core at times square area. people will be safe. we believe it's the safest location in america, times square. >> reporter: unlike new year's celebrations past, nypd has received no specific threats this year, but will be on high alert for signs of trouble in whatever form it may come. >> we use our helicopters in the air, observation posts. we have chemical radiologic al, police on scooters. it is a major commitment on the part of the department. >> reporter: and the department gets major kudos from this former secret service agent who safeguarded president obama in venues large and small. >> the world has changed so the game has changed and people want to see that force there. they want to see the uniforms and the police personnel, they want to see those tactical teams on the ground. it gives them a sense of security. >> security aside, preparations for fun and games have been ongoing for days. 2013 is in place. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the confetti has been tested. yes, they actually test it. and the
's carving out that kind of middle ground politics that i think america is looking for right now. and i think we're going to hear more from him. >> good. we'll all be waiting for that. what's his name? >> joe manchin. >> joe manchin. senator from west virginia. >> thanks for the tip. the envelope please? thank you susan. carman -- >> car mac the magnificent. all right we've got here destined for political stardom in 2013. this is definitely conmac. wednesday way la's -- venezuela's hugo chavez. >> stardom? >> you better get the vice president john. >> his populous legacy will live on and become legendary. chavez post will soon replace che question very is at emblems of latin america's social revolutionaries, put that in your column pat. okay, destined for political oblivion, pat? >> president bashar al-assad of syria. if he's not gone by the time this show's aired. >> eleanor? >> sarah palin. momma grizzlies and the tea party, i don't think the new senator from south carolina can save the tea party in washington. >> susan? >> well, sadly mitt romney not only because he lost the election, beca
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